Cases and Articles


Green v. Housing Authority of Clackamas County
992 F. Supp. 1253 (D. Or. 1998), established the standard for reasonable accommodation and service of animals under the American with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Rehabilitation Act.

Alford v. City of Cannon Beach
2000 WL 33200554 (D. Or. 2001), certified class action on behalf of all mobility-impaired individuals to make all public spaces accessible.

Sherwood v. Finch
2000 WL 1862562 (D. Or. 2000), fair housing discrimination on basis of familial status.

State Farm v. Finch
2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14438.

Glass v. Hillsboro School Dist. 1J
2000 WL 1877647 (D. Or. 2000), associational discrimination by school district against parents of disabled children.

Cornilles v. Regal Cinemas, Inc. et al.
2000 U. S. Dist Lexis 15464 (D. Or. 2000)
ADA class action on behalf of 24-million deaf persons for captioning access to first-run movie theaters.

LaFore v. Housing Authority of Portland
1999 WL 1058992 (D. Or. 1999), fair housing disability discrimination on the basis of unusual companion animal.

Fair Housing case regarding familial status discrimination

Drew v. Merrill
CV 99-810 KI, Consent Decree (D. Or. 1999)
With the United States as Plaintiff-Intervenor; case established responsibility of medical providers to furnish reasonable accommodation to disabled patients and their associates.


“Let Them In: Rights of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired”

“Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements for Public Accommodations”
Regulation and Taxation of Real Estate, Oregon State Bar CLE, 2003

“Disability Law in the Twenty-First Century”
Lawyers and the ADA, 2001 Oregon State Bar Convention

“Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA”
Fair Housing Act and Oregon Law, Lorman Education Services, 2001

“Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA, Fair Housing Act and State Law”
Oregon Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, 2000

“The Undiscovered ADA”
Oregon Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, 1999

“ADA Update: Reasonable Accommodation Beyond Physical Access”
Associational Discrimination, Conflict of Laws, and Damages, 1999 Oregon State Bar Convention;

“Sharpening Your Skills: The ADA’s Application to Oregon's Regulatory and Licensing Programs”
Oregon Law Institute Continuing Legal Education, 1999

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